This is a favourite of mine. It has an eerie feeling to the guitar which gives it a nice distinction. The bass again ties the empty sound of the guitar to the drums, which up until the last minute where one pattern. Rob made a great job of using different kits/machine sounds to build the track in the choruses and the ending. I recorded the extra guitar parts at home home and Rob added them to the final mix. The lyrics for me were pretty easy to come up with. I love the chorus lines. I’m not sure where the idea of snow bones came from but the image I had in my head was of some one dreaming of a pale skinned lover who only comes around at night. (Do your snow bones). The subject of the song wants more from the relationship but is afraid to show that in case the lover never returns. (Because I’m afraid of death, I bend) Another song of self doubt and wants.
We seem to have a couple of these ‘feelings’ type of tracks on each album. (Older and Carolyn from the last album. Actually, The Noise is a feelings driven track for me as well. I tried to get emotion through in the way I sung that song. I like breathy type songs).